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Best things to do in Harrisburg

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Brewery
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“This is one of our favorite restaurants, the rooftop waiting area is always nice. They have some great local beers and a wide variety of Farm to Table meals.”
29 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“The front building has many great made-to-order food vendors. The Broad Street Market, founded in 1860, is located in the Midtown neighborhood of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the United States. Originally established on Broad Street by the Verbeke family, it is today one of the oldest continuously operating farmers markets in the country.”
26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a walk around city island. There is a walking path around the island that his mini golf, and other activities. You will have a great view of the Harrisburg Skyline. Also take the walking bridge across the river and into the city for some more nightlife, bars, and restaurants”
16 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“The PA State Museum is worth a visit. Learn more about the great state of PA and it's natural history. ”
11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Voted "Simply the Best Independent Bookstore" in the region for 14 years running!”
18 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Indie cinema showing foreign & smaller-release films accompanied by premium theater snacks & coffee.”
14 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Bank-turned-art museum featuring original exhibitions, performances & classes, plus a gift shop. ”
8 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Great science museum for kids. They have an Imax style theater with nature movies.”
16 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“HMAC has it all! Its a music venue with a bar and full service restaurant. No reservation needed.”
16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very delicious hearty and homey food. Great place if you are looking for a home cooked feeling to your meal. ”
16 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“Designated national historic landmark.Designated to be a Palace of Art located in the heart of Harrisburg ”
11 locals recommend
Premise
“Take a walk to city island to enjoy mini golf or a Senator’s game. Enjoy fireworks on Fridays after the game. There’s also a great ice cream shop and walking path along the river for your convenience. ”
11 locals recommend
Bus Station
“This is an extremely beautiful building, with some of the best historic artwork! ”
8 locals recommend
Bar
“Not sure if we should categorize the Note as a bar, restaurant or music venue. This cozy, modern spot in downtown Harrisburg is located in a converted Victorian house, has a full bar, offers seasonal, European-inspired cuisine, and excellent music events. Great for a romantic evening. ”
8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you like italian and tapas this is the best place to go! The pizza and the pasta is great”
6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Farm Show Complex hosts a wide-array of events & expos throughout the year”
2 locals recommend